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Question: I saw a TV news story recently about how a doctor in Massachusetts treated patients in a parking lot when a power outage made her office unusable. “One patient, I saw in the car,&rdquo... More
Question: A new patient came in and saw our physician assistant (PA) for some lacerations. She did not see a doctor. A week later the patient returned for follow up with an M.D. For purposes of billin... More
Ophthalmology and vascular surgery are among the specialty groups expected to take a payment hit in 2020, while clinical social workers, clinical psychologists and podiatrists are slated for a reimbur... More
Question: I saw a TV news story recently about how a doctor in Massachusetts treated patients in a parking lot when a power outage made her office unusable. “One patient, I saw in the car,&rdquo... More
Question: A new patient came in and saw our physician assistant (PA) for some lacerations. She did not see a doctor. A week later the patient returned for follow up with an M.D. For purposes of billin... More
Ophthalmology and vascular surgery are among the specialty groups expected to take a payment hit in 2020, while clinical social workers, clinical psychologists and podiatrists are slated for a reimbur... More
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This major final rule aligns the E/M coding and payment with changes recommended by the CPT Editorial Panel and AMA RUC for office/outpatient E/M visits. The final rule also adds services to the telehealth list and updates payment policies, payment rates and other provisions for services furnished under the Medicare physician fee schedule on or after Jan. 1, 2020.
Modifier 22 indicates "increased procedural services." Incorporate the tips below and click the "Download file" link above to access a modifier 22 decision tree.

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